Turning the tables on VDOT

Turning the tables on VDOT March 28, 2020 MATHEWS COUNTY, VA. — It took five years, but a family-owned convenience store in the heart of Mathews County borrowed a page from VDOT’s condemnation playbook to save its business. By not giving up, Hyco Market owner Brian Lewis and his family drove up the cost of…

High Court 2nd Guesses Chesapeake

High Court 2nd Guesses Chesapeake March 28, 2020 CHESAPEAKE — The city’s decision to cripple a waterfront commercial project planned for Great Bridge has wound its way up to the Virginia Supreme Court. At issue is whether the city had the right to take away — without paying for it — one of the two…

Stopping the spewing

HALIFAX COUNTY, July 2019 — For 10 years, sewage from South Boston regularly overflowed across five acres of Steve Salley’s land just north of town. Salley complained repeatedly to the Halifax County Service Authority about its malfunctioning sewer line running across his property. The Authority sent out a crew to spread lime to decontaminate the land.…

Broken VDOT Promises

UPDATE: Judge makes VDOT keep its word A Mathews County judge has ordered VDOT to keep its promise to end a “nightmare” parking problem it created for a property owner. WAVY-10 originally reported on the dispute and covered its conclusion. https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/beach-battle-verdict-limits-parking-on-gwynn-s-island/1325873085     What good is the word of the Commonwealth of Virginia? Not very…